A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front

A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western FrontA Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front by Winston Groom
ISBN: 9780871138422
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press on 2002
Genres: History, Europe, Western, Military, World War I
Pages: 276

Len's Summary: By the author of Forrest Gump. The story of four year’s of almost continuous warfare in the Ypres Salient, where poison gas was first employed. Good preparatory reading for those attending our April 2003 Ypres Seminar and Tour.

Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918

Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918 by John Grigg
ISBN: 9780713993431
Published by Allen Lane on 2002
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Biography & Autobiography, Political, Military, World War I
Pages: 669

Len's Summary: The forth volume in a biography takes Lloyd George from his supplanting of Asquith in 1916 to the end of the war.

The Enemy’s House Divided

The Enemy’s House DividedThe Enemy's House Divided by Charles De Gaulle, Robert Eden
ISBN: 0807826669
Published by University of North Carolina Press on November 11th 2002
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Western, World War I
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Analyses Germany’s defeat in 1918, first published in 1924 (translation).

Freeing the Baltic

Freeing the BalticFreeing the Baltic by Geoffrey Bennett
ISBN: 9781843410010
Published by Birlinn on August 2002
Genres: History, Europe, Baltic States, Great Britain, Military, General, Naval
Pages: 263

Len's Summary: The Royal Navy moves into the Baltic following the Armistice of November 11, 1918 to confront Editor-in-Chief Lenin.

Race to the Front: The Materiel Foundations of Coalition Strategy in the Great War

Race to the Front: The Materiel Foundations of Coalition Strategy in the Great WarRace to the Front: The Materiel Foundations of Coalition Strategy in the Great War by Kevin D. Stubbs
ISBN: 9780275972998
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on January 1st 2002
Genres: Economic History, Europe, General, Military, Strategy, World War I
Pages: 373

The Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II’s Role in Imperial Germany

The Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II’s Role in Imperial GermanyThe Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II’s Role in Imperial Germany by Annika Mombauer, Wilhelm Deist
ISBN: 0521824087
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 17th 2003
Genres: History, Europe, General, Biography & Autobiography, Historical, World, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 299

Len's Summary: Analyses a complex political system and a complex ruler under severe wartime stress.

Captain Staniland’s Journey: The North Midland Territorials Go to War

Captain Staniland’s Journey: The North Midland Territorials Go to WarCaptain Staniland's Journey: The North Midland Territorials Go to War by Martin Middlebrook
ISBN: 0850529964
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 1st 2003
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 224

Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign against Enemy Aliens during World War I

Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign against Enemy Aliens during World War INationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign against Enemy Aliens during World War I by Eric Lohr
ISBN: 0674010418
Published by Harvard University Press on May 15th 2003
Genres: History, Europe, General, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 237

Len's Summary: Study of the treatment of “enemy” minorities during WWI. Mass deportations, property seizures, purges and popular violence impacted on millions of Russians of German and Jewish origin, as well as Muslims. Read in conjunction with A Whole Empire Walking by Peter Gatrell (Indiana, 1999) described elsewhere on these pages.

Wielding the Dagger: The MarineKorps Flandern and the German War Effort, 1914-1918

Wielding the Dagger: The MarineKorps Flandern and the German War Effort, 1914-1918Wielding the Dagger: The MarineKorps Flandern and the German War Effort, 1914-1918 by Mark D. Karau
ISBN: 9780313324758
Published by Praeger on October 30th 2003
Genres: History, Europe, General, Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 268

Len's Summary: Two divisions made up of naval reservists were formed and deployed as infantry and artillerymen on the Flanders coast in 1914. Many of them and their officers are buried at Vladslo and other German cemeteries in Belgium which we visited on our April 2003 tour of the Ypres Salient. // The little known story of a two-division-sized German submarine-destroyer and naval infantry-artillery group operating in Belgian Flanders.

Trial by Fire: Command and the British Expeditionary Force in 1914

Trial by Fire: Command and the British Expeditionary Force in 1914Trial by Fire: Command and the British Expeditionary Force in 1914 by Nikolas Gardner
ISBN: 9780313324734
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on August 30th 2003
Genres: History, Europe, General, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 259

Len's Summary: The small, regular British army faces unfamiliar warfare in Europe from August to November 1914. Breaks no new ground.

Europe’s Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914?

Europe’s Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914?Europe's Last Summer Who Started the Great War in 1914 by David Fromkin
ISBN: 9780375411564
Published by Knopf on March 23rd 2004
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Political Science, Security (National & International)
Pages: 349

Len's Summary: By the author of A Peace to End all Peace on postwar redrawing of the map in the Mid East. Fromkin lays the blame for WWI on Germany. Little new here; the current work edited by Holger Herwig and Richard Hamilton, The Origins of World War I (Cambridge 2003) is far more enlightening.

Defeat in Detail: The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912-1913

Defeat in Detail: The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912-1913Defeat in Detail: The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912-1913 by Edward J Erickson
ISBN: 9780275978884
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on February 28th 2003
Genres: History, Europe, Baltic States, Military, Other
Pages: 403

Len's Summary: Colonel Erickson is a retired Army officer who served in Turkey and speaks Turkish. He earlier book on the Ottoman Army in The Great War, Ordered to Die (Praeger 2002), was reviewed in Stand To!. Both books draws heavily on Turkish Army archives not routinely open to scholars. Colonel Erickson is scheduled to speak at our July 2004 WFA annual national seminar at SUNY, Plattsburgh.

Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919, Volume 2: A Cultural History

Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919, Volume 2: A Cultural HistoryCapital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919, Volume 2: A Cultural History by Jay Winter
ISBN: 0521870437
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 6th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, General, France, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Social History, Social Science, Anthropology, Cultural
Pages: 545

Len's Summary: The first volume in this useful and finely-crafted comparative study covered social and economic effects of the war; this volume concentrates on the cultural impact of the conflict on the home front. Contributors include Tomlinson Prize- winner Annette Becker.

Flanders: A Cultural History

Flanders: A Cultural HistoryFlanders: A Cultural History by Andre de Vries
ISBN: 9780195314939
Published by Oxford University Press on June 11th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Western, Travel, France, Historical Geography, Social Science, Customs & Traditions, General
Pages: 296

Len's Summary: A Flanders native looks at a region – the cockpit of WWI — that has been a battle ground since the Middle Ages.

Pacifists, Patriots and the Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain During the First World War

Pacifists, Patriots and the Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain During the First World WarPacifists, Patriots and the Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain During the First World War by Jo Vellacott
ISBN: 9780230013353
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on August 15th 2007
Genres: Europe, Great Britain, Women's Studies
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: Argues that the vote for British women was no foregone conclusion despite their significant contributions to the war effort.

War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918

War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918 by Mark Von Hagen
ISBN: 0295987537
Published by Oakland Museum of California on December 1st 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 122

Len's Summary: Rapidly shifting battle lines, haphazard implementation and often contradictory national policies complicated the sometimes violent German and Austro-Hungarian occupation of Russian territories on the Eastern Front.

Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939

Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939 by Guillaume De Syon
ISBN: 0801886341
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on June 11th 2007
Genres: Europe, General, Science, Transportation
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: A history of the development of the Zeppelin airship.

A People’s War: Germany’s Political Revolution, 1913-1918

A People’s War: Germany’s Political Revolution, 1913-1918A People's War by Jeffrey R. Smith
ISBN: 076183642X
Published by University Press of America on December 21st 2006
Genres: History, Europe, Germany
Pages: 213

Len's Summary: The author sees WWI in Germany as the occasion for the assertion of popular sovereignty, a movement that unified Germans across social and political lines shattering the monarchy.

The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918

The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918 by James Renton
ISBN: 9780230547186
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 15th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Social History, Jewish, Middle East, General
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: A reexamination of British policy towards Jews and Zionism during the First World War, a fundamental turning point in the history of the Middle East.

Conservative Party and Anglo-German Relations, 1905-1914

Conservative Party and Anglo-German Relations, 1905-1914Conservative Party and Anglo-German Relations, 1905-1914 by Frank McDonough
ISBN: 9780230517110
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on June 15th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Germany
Pages: 184

Len's Summary: A scholarly corrective to the traditional depiction of the Conservatives as “scaremongers” and the chief source of anti-German views in the pre-war period.

Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War

Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World WarDynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War by Alan Kramer
ISBN: 0192803425
Published by Oxford University Press on July 26th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 434

Len's Summary: Explores how the total warfare of The Great War changed European society and culture. Not a pretty picture. The author is winner of the WFA Tomlinson Book Prize for his monograph on German conduct in Belgium, German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial, co-authored with John Horne. Kramer teaches at Trinity University, Dublin.

The War from Within: German Women in the First World War

The War from Within: German Women in the First World WarThe War from Within: German Women in the First World War by Ute Daniel, Jay Winter, Margaret Ries
ISBN: 085496892X
Published by Berg Publishers on November 1st 1997
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 343

Len's Summary: Examination of the roles of working class women in Germany during WWI.

Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914-1917

Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914-1917Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914-1917 by Aaron J. Cohen
ISBN: 0803215479
Published by University of Nebraska Press on June 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Art, Military, World War I
Pages: 246

Len's Summary: The experience of artists set against developments in mass culture and the press among the broader trends in war-torn Russian society and politics leading to revolution in 1917.

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to WarKing, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War by Catrine Clay
ISBN: 0802716237
Published by Walker Books on July 10th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Royalty, History, General, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: Narrative history first published in the UK by Gardners Books last year; written by the British producer/director of a television documentary of the same name. Based in part on royal letters and diaries.

Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale since 1904

Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale since 1904Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale since 1904 by Antoine Capet
ISBN: 9780230009028
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 9th 2007
Genres: Europe, France, Great Britain
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: A scholarly study tracing the Anglo-French alliance from the signing of the Entente Cordiale in 1904 through World War One, Lloyd George and Clemenceau, the inter-war years and disarmament, World War Two, Churchill and DeGaulle, the Cold War and beyond.

A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility

A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish ResponsibilityA Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility by Taner Akçam
ISBN: 9780805086652
Published by Macmillan on August 21st 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Modern, 20th Century, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 483

Len's Summary: Drawing on official records, a Turkish historian risks incarceration by his government to accuse the Ottoman Turks of perpetrating genocide against the Armenians during WWI. Favorably reviewed in the New York Review of Books. Turkey’s application for entry into the European Union has rekindled interest in the dark chapter of its Ottoman past.

Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of Europe

Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of EuropeWarsaw 1920: Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe by Adam Zamoyski
ISBN: 0007225520
Published by HarperPress on February 4th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, Other, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: History of the Polish-Soviet War which threatened the Versailles settlement and put paid to Lenin’s ambitions for spreading bolshevism to the west.

Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918

Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918 by Mitchell A. Yockelson
ISBN: 9780806139197
Published by University of Oklahoma Press on May 15th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, United States
Pages: 308

Len's Summary: A case study in coalition warfare, focusing on the AEF’s 27th and 30th Divisions (II Corps) which fought in Flanders and under ANZAC command along the Somme, breaching the Hindenburg Line in fall of 1918. The author is archivist at the National Archives and Records Service, teaches history at Annapolis and Norwich University and spoke at the 2007 WFA US national seminar at the Naval War College. To order, go to http://borrowedsoldiers.com/index.html.

Our Friend “The Enemy”: Elite Education in Britain and Germany before World War I

Our Friend “The Enemy”: Elite Education in Britain and Germany before World War IOur Friend "The Enemy": Elite Education in Britain and Germany before World War I by Thomas Weber
ISBN: 9780804700146
Published by Stanford University Press on 2008
Genres: Education, Europe, General, Germany, Great Britain
Pages: 338

Len's Summary: A scholarly look at Oxford and Heidelberg University, as well as the character of European society on the eve of WWI. Challenges the concept that pre-1914 Europe was bound to collapse.

Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918

Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918 by Alexander Watson
ISBN: 9780521123082
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 12th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Social History, Great Britain
Pages: 308

Len's Summary: Comparative scholarly study of German and British morale. The author argues that at the heart of armies’ robustness lay human resilience; that the “ordered surrender” by junior officers led to Germany’s defeat in 1918.

The Lessons of War: The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World War

The Lessons of War: The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World WarThe Lessons of War: The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World War by William van der Kloot
ISBN: 1845886348
Published by The History Press on February 1st 2009
Genres: Europe, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The experiences of de Gaulle, Hitler, Mussolini, Mannerheim, Atäturk, Harold MacMillan and Herbert Hoover.

British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918

British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918 by Matthew Stibbe
ISBN: 9780719070853
Published by Manchester University Press on September 30th 2008
Genres: Civilians in war, Prisoners of war, History, General, Europe, Germany, Great Britain, Military, World War I, World War II, Social Science, Sociology, Penology
Pages: 210

Len's Summary: Germany’s largest WWI internment camp for enemy aliens.

The Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Europe

The Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern EuropeThe Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Europe by Timothy Snyder
ISBN: 0224081527
Published by Bodley Head on June 5th 2008
Genres: Europe, General, Ukraine
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: A view of the breakup of the Habsburg Empire and the aftermath through the life of Archduke Wilhelm von Habsburg (1895-1949), ardent supporter of an independent Ukraine. Also available as The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke, Perseus and Basic Books, 2008, ISBN 978 0 4650 0237 5, $27.95 cloth.

The British Soldier of the First World War

The British Soldier of the First World WarThe British Soldier of the First World War by Peter Doyle
ISBN: 0747806837
Published by Shire on November 18th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 56

Len's Summary: The soldiers’ life training, working and resting behind the front.

Command and Control on the Western Front: The British Army’s Experience 1914-18

Command and Control on the Western Front: The British Army’s Experience 1914-18Command and Control on the Western Front: The British Army's Experience 1914-18 by Gary Sheffield, Dan Todman
ISBN: 1862274207
Published by The History Press on September 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, World War II
Pages: 224

The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923

The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923 by Alan Sharp
ISBN: 9781137069689
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 10th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, World, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Revision of a 1991 textbook.

The Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire

The Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of EmpireThe Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire by Jan Rüger
ISBN: 0521114616
Published by Cambridge University Press on June 25th 2009
Genres: Europe, General, Germany, Great Britain, Military, Naval
Pages: 354

Len's Summary: An analysis of the Anglo-German naval race. // Anglo-German antagonism fanned by popular pro-naval sentiments.

Woodrow Wilson and the American Myth in Italy: Culture, Diplomacy, and War Propaganda

Woodrow Wilson and the American Myth in Italy: Culture, Diplomacy, and War PropagandaWoodrow Wilson and the American Myth in Italy: Culture, Diplomacy, and War Propaganda by Daniela Rossini, Antony Shugaar
ISBN: 0674028244
Published by Harvard University Press on May 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Italy, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy
Pages: 263

Len's Summary: A new look at Wilsonian diplomacy, or lack there of, through an examination of Italo-American relations during WWI and during the Paris peace conference.